Dealer just replaced fuel pump in 03 focus w/ 25,000 k having problems wanting to stall at lights when idling. Actually did said it was battery cable. replaced it but still seems to want to stall

Asked by Jul 26, 2012 at 08:09 PM about the 2003 Ford Focus

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

PLEASE HELP!!!   Previous owner just replaced Fuel pump in 03 focus w/ 25,000 k I just purchased. Mint car. Done by Ford dealer. I purchased from Lexus dealer.  I'm having problems.  After 2 days, car shut completely down as I was driving! Towed. Said was battery cable.  Replaced it.  Then 2 days later stalled out at stop sign. Towed.  Said was bolt holding the battery cable.  Should have been replaced with the battery cable.  They replaced it along w/the altenator belt which they said was a little dry. I had said a belt had squeaked and I wasn't happy w/ that.  Car is still wanting to stall at stop signs and lites.  Rides fine when going but feels hesitant to keep running when idling.  Just got car back only owned it for week and 1/2.  Wanted to return it but I stuck with it but now not sure if I made the right decision especially when stopped!  I think it is something else.  Fuel pump? Fuel filter? Altenator?  Not confident it driving the car after two breakdowns in one week.  Lexus dealer covered repairs even though they are not covered under the 60 day, 3000 mi warranty.  Probably cause I was SO PISSED!  Not sure what to do? Car is like new.  Always garaged. Other than fuel pump replacement car has great carfax.  Taken car of well by previous one owner.   Please advise!  HELP!!!  Thank you
Helen

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Do you have an warning lights on the dash? Can you scan the car for codes? Stalling at idle might something simple as a dirty/carboned throttle body and or Idle control soleniod.

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